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Three Bears Oatmeal Stout | Alley Kat Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a black color and a roasted taste to tickle your tongue, this beer is perfect to keep your warm this winter. A nice cream colored head with a silky smooth finish, everyone will be asking for more.

35 IBU

Added by IronDjinn on 02-21-2011

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Photo of elricorico
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice and dark, very little light can claw its way through, but only a thin mocha coloured head forms. Some signs of lacing, but not much.

Smell is pleasant, cocoa powder and milky coffee, with a solid showing of roastedness.

Roasted malt really provides the signature flavour here, bringing an almost ashen taste to the back half of the mouth. Thin cocoa notes up front, but this one really seems to be a one flavour show. Nice enough, but not what I was hoping for.

Medium bodied and slick. I expected a bit more creaminess from this style.

I was really hoping for fuller body and a little more complexity to the flavour here. Not a bad beer, but I think I had my hopes too high.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into pint glass feb28 2011

A very dark brown with cola around the edges, a very short lived finger worth of tan foam that leaves no lace

S milk chocolate with some unexpected dark fruits

T not far from the smell but with a little coffee, just a touch sweetness helps its cause

M not overly thick and it's a little dead in the mouth, not as much carbonation as I would like

D a mellow brew without the intense dark malt flavors from similar brews I've tried

perhaps I'm being a little hard on this one but I didn't think it was all that special, nothing offensive but nothing worth bragging about

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Photo of scott451
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour into a glass mug produced a four finger bubbly brown head on a reddish black. Lots of clingy lacing. The head shrinks to a cap but sticks around.

Smells of roasted malts. Some caramel. Sweetish. Tons of toasted malt flavours up front. Smooth. A bit of an astringent hop twist at the finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable. A good example of the style.

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Photo of Shadman
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good brewer from Edmonton ( this from A Stampeder fan yet).

Dark like used oil except for some brown cola hue around the edges when held up some light. Decent tan head, nice and thick.

Sweet, with an almost black forest cake aroma.

Certainly smooth tasting. Medium roast coffee, slight chocolate cake (sweetness), with a slightly chalky middle. Finishes slightly bitter.

Maybe a bit lighter in body than some of the 'standouts' in this style. Still smooth with a slight wet finish.

Will agree with my buddy the welding Djinn that it's a very drinkable example of the style. Worth sampling again and again.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Seems like Alley Kat enjoyed releasing their line of 15th Anniversary limited editions in the 650 ml bottles so much last year that they wanted to continue the trend. Not to bogged down in fancy semantics they decided to call this new limited line up the "Big Bottle Series"--I suppose no pays attention to 16th anniversary celebrations as major milestones.

I'm also aware that the name of this Oatmeal Stout stems from a contest the brewery had on Facebook, a call out to see who could come up with the best title. This was it....

So then, it comes in a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a deep black colour, not quite opaque as there is a garnet nimbus along the extremities when held to light. Creamy deep tan head that retains a finger's worth of retention.

The aroma has a dusting of cocoa and oats, along with some roast and creamy sweetness.

The first thing noticeable about the flavour is the smoothness, everything is rounded until a little graininess near the finish. Mild toasty, roasty malt up front, creamy sweetness in the middle, with a dry cocoa finish and more roastiness in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, smooth and slick texture, low carbonation.

I'm looking to a few more bottles of this while it lasts. An easy drinking variety of the style.

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Three Bears Oatmeal Stout from Alley Kat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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